AGENDA

 

Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Acevedo, Carnegie Medalist, National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author

Juan Felipe Herrera

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is the author of three award-winning novels: The Poet X—which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award—With the Fire on High, and Clap When You Land, a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book. She is a National Poetry Slam champion and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo lives with her partner in Washington, DC. You can find out more about her at www.acevedowrites.com.

Agenda

Thursday, June 9, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Vendor Meet & Greet

During this time we encourage you to visit our partner booths in the Exhibit Hall of the Event Conference Hub.  Here you will be able to chat directly or book a meeting with company representatives, find relevant materials and information, as well as participate in our Passport to Prizes by finding hidden links within virtual booths.

 
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Using the BTSB Bookstore

Understanding of the navigation and functionality of the BTSB Bookstore.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Jeff Meskill

Coding with Bravery, Resilience, Community, & Equity

At Girls Who Code, we believe that all students are capable of making a positive impact on the world through computer science. In our session, participants will learn how to inspire and equip students in their communities with the computing skills, bravery, and resilience they need to succeed in the 21st century. Session attendees will: 1) Discuss the gender gap in computer science education and employment, as well as how Girls Who Code is working to address it through our free programs ranging in focus from elementary school through their entrance into the tech workforce. 2) Participate in walkthroughs and deep-dives on tangible ways that they can empower students of all backgrounds by elevating creative computational thinking, resilience, leadership, and growth mindset. These tangible professional skills can be immediately implemented into any education space and elevate all CS-based programming. 3) Understand how to access our free programming and curriculum and comprehensively integrate these tools into their own communities. Because our resources have a multitude of flexible formats and educational settings, their incorporation provides all participants with a blueprint for integrating CS education into their communities, both in and out of the classroom.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Michaela Burger

How Website Accessibility Increases Family Engagement

In this session you will learn how accessibility makes it easy for families to engage, and how to capture the newest growing demographic of families who need accessible information from your school. We’ll show you our top family engagement tools built right into your website. And bonus: accessible fundraising! Remember: accessibility doesn’t mean you have to lose out to a beautiful, new-student attracting website!

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Nicole Legaux

Teaching in the Moment with Promethean

Join us to see how to easily use the tools on your Promethean ActivPanel to teach in the moment when student inspiration takes your lesson in a new direction. We will also see how to incorporate teacher and student devices using the Screen Share app in addition to the built-in tools on the ActivPanel including Capture, Whiteboard, Annotate, Spinner, and Timer.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Katie Marx

In the Classroom with GoGuardian Teacher and Pear Deck

Connect with students, eliminate distractions, and gain back valuable teaching time with GoGuardian Teacher. Amp up student engagement with Slides and Pear Deck. Together, Pear Deck and GoGuardian can power instruction in a way that improves school climate and culture, tracking and improves student progress, and makes your job easier as the teacher. See how these powerful resources will help you give engaging lessons and assessments in any scenario!

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time. 

Amber Trout

Streamline Your Digital Communications

Be empowered to easily consolidate, execute and manage all your digital communications channels in a constantly evolving environment. Distribute, track and collect all your vital communications — delivered in any language, to any device — in one central place: From one-off and scheduled SMS updates, mobile-ready push notifications, automated robo calls, customizable emails, digital blue cards, one-click backpack letters, digital forms and signatures, targeted news-feeds, integrated payments and more. Attend this session, crafted specifically for NYC schools, as we share top tips and solutions that will empower you to seamlessly streamline your digital communications approach.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Peter Bencivenga
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Vendor Meet & Greet 

 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome/Keynote Address Featuring Author, Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Vendor Meet & Greet

 
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Engagement & Inquiry with your Gale Resources

Research, inquiry, and information media literacy are at the forefront of our teaching – particularly with all of the mixed media surrounding current events. Vincent Hyland, Library Media Specialist at Boerum Hill School for International Studies, joins Meg Moulton, NY Gale Representative, to discuss how he uses Gale’s NOVELny resources to create engaging lessons in support of these critical skills.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Vincent Hyland Meg Moulton

Bring Design & Critical Thinking into the 21st Century Classroom

Need help unlocking creativity in your classroom? Looking to explore new ways to engage your students?

Design thinking is an innovative process that is being used by schools to tackle challenges and foster creative thinking that the real world demands in the 21st century. This 30-minute workshop will allow educators to learn the basics about design thinking. Teachers will participate in the design thinking process as a learner and also discover how it might be used to fuel fun activities and empower students.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Joel Cilli

The Complete Thought

Come join me to learn best practices for supporting educators, administration, and parents during these trying times. We will discuss how to meet the many demands districts are facing today, from STEM needs, Educational Technology to meet current initiatives, project-based learning that is cross-curricular- to redesigning innovative spaces, and the professional learning to build capacity and sustainability within your districts. We will also share pain points and best practices and how you get the support needed with “The Complete Thought”.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Chrissy Rebert
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

How to Support Students on Newsela

With Newsela, educators have access to thousands of engaging, relevant articles for students - each at five reading levels and with support like Read Aloud, annotation, and Search. In this session, paraprofessionals will learn about how Newsela takes content from authentic sources and turns it into learning materials that support students. Paraprofessionals will walk away with a strong understanding of what it looks and feels like to navigate Newsela from a student lens and how Newsela also supports social and emotional learning needs. There will also be time for Q&A.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Janine Mahlstadt Melissa Mancuso Alivia Nuzzo

Physical Accessibility Awareness Workshop

Principals, Building Council Leaders, and School Administrators join us as we hold a workshop that will cover the DOE’s goals regarding building accessibility, reasonable accommodations, disability protocol, and best practices.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Jyoti Folch Marc Guillaume Susan Keyock

Meeting Eco-Anxiety with Hope: Empowering Young People with Stories of Diverse Eco Warriors

Fifty-six percent of young people in a 2021 Lancet survey said they agree with the statement “humanity is doomed.” Intense climate anxiety is leading to a sense of doom— and inaction. To inspire engagement, we need to see the trailblazing changemakers and activists building solutions and forwarding environmental justice. Come “meet” a diverse set of doers—half women of color—turning mushrooms into leather, CO2 into a protein that tastes like bacon, dark villages into solar-powered communities, and more. In their stories, we see all that is possible and grow minds that will meet the moment.  

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Diana Kapp
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Vendor Meet & Greet 

 
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Google Chrome & Accessibility

Learn about built-in features on Google Chrome and Chromebooks like screen readers and magnifiers, as well as different apps and extensions, to make teaching and learning more accessible.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Santi Khairassame
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Why the Time is Now to Shift Towards A Strength-Based Approach

For too long, the field of education has focused on what’s wrong with students, staff, and even parents. Deficit thinking is the culprit. It has created a powerful narrative within education. At times, this narrative seems too enormous to shift away from because it’s difficult to unlearn harmful patterns and because the majority of dismantling deficit thinking depends on one’s ability to self-reflect and self-correct. Now, more than ever, is the time to shift away from what’s wrong to what’s strong. In this session, you will be inspired and energized to begin practically implementing a strength-based approach, both professionally and personally.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Byron McClure, D.Ed Lauren Sullivan

Taking Digital Accessibility Classes On-demand

NOTE: Participants must have a NYC DOE “@schools…” email address to take this course. Learn why we created on-demand versions of our most popular classes--and how to access them. See what else our on-demand partnership offers you! NOTE: Only the Digital Accessibility on-demand classes count toward the 3-hour annual digital accessibility training requirement for Webmasters.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Patricia Paddock

Broaching Difficult Topics with Students Through Literature and the Screen

How can teachers tackle difficult topics with students? Books and literature are a medium to open discussion with young students. In White Bird and Wonder, author RJ Palacio deals with bullying and injustice and learning about the importance of kindness and having the courage to speak out. With the movie WHITE BIRD, Palacio offers an opportunity for teachers and librarians to teach these important lessons which are sadly more relevant than ever.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Esther Keller R.J. Palacio

Right to Language: Federal, State, and Local Bilingual Education Policy

Do students have a right to be multilingual? This session will review federal, state, and local bilingual education policies to draw connections from the national civil rights movement to instructional practices in our New York City classrooms. Participants will reflect on how policies such as the NYS Blueprint for English Language Learner Success and Commissioner Regulation Part 154 can be used as tools to increase culturally responsive and sustaining practices within our schools. CTLE eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Kyle McDonald
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Vendor Meet & Greet

 
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

LGBTQ-inclusive, Intersectional, NYC DOE Approved Digital K-12 Curriculum with Virtual PD & CTLEs from History UnErased

Learn how History UnErased, an education non-profit, has been working with NYC DOE, funded by the NYC Council, to provide educators with the curriculum and training they need to teach and/or support LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. We offer a variety of programming for NYC DOE educators and school staff each month to ensure we are meeting the evolving needs of educators and students today. When educators attend one of our training sessions, they leave with CTLEs and their school's unique account credentials to access our Intersections & Connections digital curriculum for K-12 classrooms! Intersections & Connections curriculum contextualizes LGBTQ history as it intersects with race, gender, class, and nationality and is NYC DOE approved. We will also introduce the opportunity for individual schools to request customized training sessions, which include full staff trainings, informational sessions for parents/caregivers, teaching LGBTQ history in ELL classrooms, diversifying classroom collections and school libraries, and more!

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Deb Fowler
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Applying a Culturally Responsive Lens with Multilingual Learners

This course reviews using a strength-based approach to support ML/ELLs (Multilingual Learners and English Language Learners) through understanding bilingual language development and the referral process when suspecting a language disorder. Objectives of this course include: shifting to a culturally responsive and sustaining education lens, distinguishing typical stages of 2nd language acquisition from a student with a disability, and understanding the referral process, scope of speech and language assessment, and language of assessment.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Maryam Sattar Nataly Tarnarider

Writing in Plain Language and for Effective Translation

Looking to support your multilingual students and families? You can start by making sure that your content is written in plain language. You can also make sure that your content is written with effective translation in mind. In this session we will go over some basic tips for how to do this work and where to go to get even more support.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Laura Ogando

Getting Reading Right for All Students

Join New York Times Bestselling author Kate DiCamillo and teacher librarian Tasha Squires, as they discuss evidence-based practices, supports, and strategies to ensure all students get the reading support they urgently need. In this lively conversation we will explore the importance of accessibility from content and format perspectives, discuss how to make up for lost learning time, and share insights from students of various reading abilities.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time. 

Kate DiCamillo Donna Gray Tasha Squires

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Family Engagement

Creating a welcoming and affirming environment for every family is central to culturally responsive and sustaining family engagement. In this session, participants will learn about strategies that center on relationship building with families who are traditionally marginalized; and how to ensure a culturally responsive approach is taken when engaging with families.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

 

Lisa Ukpong Charlene Clarke
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK & OPTIONAL Vendor Meet & Greet

 
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Vendor Meet & Greet 

 
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Maximize the Citywide Digital Library on Sora for your school

The Citywide Digital Library on Sora provides NYC DOE school with tens of thousands of ebooks and audiobooks, an important part of digital learning in a school environment. In this session, we will teach you to take the Citywide Digital Library to the next level. Learn how to support school initiatives, including classroom collections, school curriculum, ELL, and support for special education students.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Regis Coustillac Tracy Waalkes
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Getting Help and Support: Resources for Families

Learn more about how to access special education information, help, and resources.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Shah Powell Scott

Special Education Supports for Teaching Digital Citizenship

All students deserve digital citizenship instruction. How can we make sure we’re modifying lessons accordingly so that all our students can use them at their level? Join Common Sense Education + NYCDOE Special Education teachers to talk about how to create a culture of digital citizenship with all students.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Laura Ogando Sue Thotz

Empowering Students with Digital Fluency

Being digitally fluent means our students have the knowledge, strategies, and competencies (inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving) to effectively use digital resources and tools to collaborate, communicate, create, network, and inspire change. During this session, participants will learn how the Department of Library Services, Teaching Matters, and stellar school librarians plan to launch digital fluency this summer with portraits of successful learners (infused with SEL attributes, CRSE, and student agency); new and improved ESIFC Graphic Organizers; and culminating product ideas and sample units.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

Leanne Ellis

Empowering Learners - Culturally Responsive Assessment for Multilingual Students

When supportive learning relationships are in place, multilingual learners become more engaged in school. The regular practice of formative assessment can build and sustain these relationships between teachers and students by performing two key functions—first, by making the learning expectations of the classroom audible and visible, and second, by meeting students where they are at and bridging the gaps to where they want to go. Involving multilingual learners in the co-construction of their own success criteria is not only instructionally effective, but it is also the way that we empower our young people for the future.

CTLE-eligible for all #BeyondAccessForum attendees who are registered for the Forum and attend in real-time.

 

Joel Troge
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Vendor Meet & Greet 

 
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Closing Remarks & Prize Giveaways